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Smart completes full Panigale shakedown at Cadwell



Smart says the bike now feels a bit more like his own
Smart says the bike now feels a bit more like his own

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Moto Rapido Ducati's Scott Smart has completed a full shakedown test at Cadwell Park today and leaves the Lincolnshire circuit in a positive frame of mind following the difficulties at Brands Hatch two weeks ago.

Smart accompanied team boss Steve Moore to the Ducati factory last week in order to get the 1199 Panigale fuelling correct before this weekend's British Superbike opener at the Kent circuit and says he is feeling a lot more confident.

"It was good to get some laps under our belt and just get a lot of things sorted out before the weekend. The fuelling is now pretty-much there with the Motec ECU and we now know where we have to make some adjustments and improvements during the test day on Friday," said Smart, speaking to bikesportnews.com this evening.

"It's all coming together now. We were able to translate some of the dyno work we did onto the track, the power looks good we just need to make it more tractable. It is starting to feel a bit more like my bike as well, which is always nice."


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